// NFL Lockout

NBA Canceled Through December 15: Is Damage Irreversible?

The NBA officially canceled games through December 15 on Tuesday, killing 26 percent of the season. The cancellation came on the same day that the NBPA decertified, with 15 players joining class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league. With players seeking over $6 billion in damages, it would take a very player-favorable deal to get everyone […]

NFL Lockout Over: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Over the past three years, NFL coaches, media members and fans have wondered the same question: Will there be a professional football season in 2011? After the league owners agreed to unanimously opt-out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in May 2008, the threat of no football has lingered for three seasons. That fear can […]

NFL Lockout Officially Over; Patriots to Hold Public Practice Thursday

Football fans everywhere can finally rejoice! The first NFL work stoppage since 1987 is FINALLY over, meaning this week should be a wild one for the Patriots and the 31 other teams. The CBA was originally ratified by NFL owners on Thursday, and the NFL player representatives voted Monday to accept the new deal, effectively […]

NFL Owners Reach Deal on Labor Agreement

We all knew it was going to happen, but it was only a matter of when. After meeting all day Thursday in an Atlanta-area hotel, NFL owners officially voted to approve a 10-year collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 31-0 with the Oakland Raiders abstaining. So everything is all set, right? Not exactly. Now the players […]

Logan Mankins, Vincent Jackson Holding Up NFL Lockout?

All 10 players in the Brady vs. NFL case have agreed to drop their demands to be free agents as a settlement for the lawsuit, but Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson, who were screwed by the labor situation last year, still want some money, according to CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman. Lawyers for Mankins and Jackson reportedly […]

NFL, Players Hold “Secret” Talks at Nantasket Beach in Hull

While the world was watching President Obama deliver his address to the American people about the ongoing war in Afghanistan, and later were distracted by the unlikely capture of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, the NFL and its defunct players union held talks right under our noses at Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull the last two days. […]

Alleged Bret Lockett-Kim Kardashian Affair: Keeping Up With the Locketts?

Two weeks ago, I wrote about picking sides in the NFL lockout. The column took the form of a child in a divorce: Do you want to live with your mom (players) or your dad (owners)? What’s it going to be, huh? At the conclusion of the piece, things were left ambiguously. It’s a sticky situation. […]

Picking Sides in the NFL Lockout: Ownership vs. Players

Sometimes, when I write for Sports Of Boston, I forget many of my previous memes I developed on my old website are lost on my new readers. I realized this notion during my NFL lockout podcast earlier this week. One central theme revolved around the sentiment that, as fans, our allegiance lays with ownership above everything else. […]

Podcast: Logan Mankins, Ray Lewis, Tom Brady, and Macho Man

Today on my periodic podcast, entitled The Rundown With Ryan Hadfield, I switched things up and had my good friend Ross Helliwell on the show. We discuss the impact of the NFL lockout from players and fans perspective, Logan Mankins contract negotiations, TMZ Tom Brady,  Drew Bledsoe’s role in Patriots history and the death of Macho […]